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Monday, March 19, 2007

Peel live in the studio on WOXY FM

Peel on WOXYOxford, Ohio's legendary WOXY 97.7 FM was in Austin for SXSW, broadcasting all week from a remote studio in East Austin, and the station invited Peel to perform live on-air. The band's entire set, which includes 5 songs plus intermittent interviews, is now available on WOXY.com as an MP3 download.

» Peel on WOXY FM

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Octopus Project sweeps the Austin Music Awards

The Octopus Project on The Austin ChronicleThe Octopus Project graced the cover of the Austin Chronicle the week of SXSW after sweeping the annual Austin Music Awards. The band took home four awards, including Best Experimental Band, Best Indie Band, Best Instrumental Band and Best Miscellaneous Instrument Player (Yvonne Lambert, theremin) and placed in the top ten in twelve different categories (Best Rock Band, Band of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year & more).

Best Concert Poster: The Octopus Project, Starlight Mints, Black Lipstick by Michael Budai, Dec. 31, Emo'sAdditionally, Peek-A-Boo Records was named the #3 Best Local Label, and an Octopus Project/Black Lipstick poster by Pittsburghian Michael Budai won an award for Best Concert Poster. Pete Townshend performed at the awards ceremony with former Faces pianist/organist Ian McLagan in a tribute to their departed friend, Faces bassist Ronnie Lane.

Full list of The Octopus Project's harvest at the 2006 Austin Music Awards:
  • #1 Best Experimental Band
  • #1 Best Indie Band
  • #1 Best Instrumental Band
  • #1 Best Miscellaneous Instrument Player (Yvonne Lambert, theremin)
  • #1 Best Concert Poster (The Octopus Project, Starlight Mints, Black Lipstick by Michael Budai, Dec. 31, Emo's)
  • #2 Best Rock Band
  • #2 Best Novelty Band
  • #3 Band of the Year
  • #3 Best Local Label (Peek-A-Boo Records)
  • #5 Song of the Year ("Spiracle," the Octopus Project)
  • #6 Album of the Year (House of Apples & Eyeballs, Black Moth Super Rainbow and the Octopus Project)
  • #6 Best Drums/Percussion (Toto Miranda)
  • #7 Best Keyboards (Yvonne Lambert)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Peel to perform as Peel in Austin theater

Despite the distraction of their debut album hitting stores next month, the members of Peel have been doing breathing exercises and honing their theatrical craft for an upcoming production of the play I Am Not Tartuffe, in which they will star as themselves, performing the music of the band Peel.

Written and directed by Jonathon Morgan, I Am Not Tartuffe is the latest production by the Austin dance, theatre, music and performance art collective Yellow Tape Construction Co and also features "evil French art film" by the SXSW-bound filmmakers at Teacup Picto-films.

In the play, France is God and decides to wage war on America in a moment of freedom-hating existential crisis. Captain Jesus helps defend the American way of life with the rock music of Austin indie rock giants Peel.

When asked about their "method" for getting into character before curtain, Peel keyboardist/singer Allison Moore said, "We'll probably do our usual pre-show routine of bickering, losing a guitar cable, irritating the sound guy and squandering our drink tickets. Either that or some light calisthenics."

The play opens March 15th and will run every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. through March 31st at Play! Theatre. Tickets are $15 at www.yellowtape.org and at the door 30 minutes before curtain. And to encourage live blogging, patrons who bring their laptops get $2 off the price of admission.

I Am Not Tartuffe» I Am Not Tartuffe on KUT's "Arts Eclectic"
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